• Time alone. Beige square background white words highlighted in purple quote by Oscar Wilde words all in caps
    January Jumpstart,  Self Love

    Time Alone

    Time alone has always been in a love-hate relationship with me. I way “with me” because I feel like it is an unhealthy relationship sometimes. I feel it is a healthy relationship other times. Knowing the difference has been key in accepting alone time. I enjoy being alone. I enjoy watching TV or reading. I like the downtime when I do not feel like I have to do something. Then again, I always feel like I should be doing something other than sitting. I try to give myself a break and tell myself that I am busy, and if I take some time to settle, that is ok. This kind…

  • front naked woman laying on the bed
    February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Core – Day 11

    I am the girl that when at yoga or working out when someone says core I say bu-buy!  I have always hated working on my core.  When I was younger and dancing all the time I didn’t have to focus on it.  I was also 15 years old and I hadn’t had a kid or the ability to get my own junk food. So there is that!  I could blame a million things and have a million excuses not to do the workouts needed to have a strong core, but the truth is, I just hate it. I wish a strong core came naturally. I am not talking about a…

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    Experiences,  February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Day 9 – New Look

    A new look is always fun and exciting.  It could be a new dress, some fancy shoes, or just a new great pair of earrings.  My new look is more permanent than that.  I recently had a surgical procedure that changed how I look from the front.  I am learning to embrace it but it takes time.  I know what some of you are thinking.  It was an improvement, get over it!  Right?  I hear you and I get it.  I do think the look is better and my clothes fit better and my front looks better.  The important thing is the medical condition that prompted the new look is…

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    February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Wrinkles

    I spend a lot of time focusing on my face these days.  I’ll be 55 this month and I have to admit I worry about the wrinkles.  I have been told I look pretty good for 55 (or so I’ve been told) but between my own self-conscious body images and society telling me that at “my age” I have to target the wrinkles I fret over it a lot.  It doesn’t help that all the wrinkle remedies are advertised by 20 something-year-olds but knowing that helps if only a little bit.   I have always said it is just a number and I do believe that.  I am also blessed…

  • waste of Caucasian women and red and black with white specs laying down
    February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Belly Button

    I am trying to take a kinder look at myself.  Today’s focus is my belly button.  I know there are all kinds of names for this little thing we all have, but navel sounds too official.  I like the belly button!   I haven’t seen my belly button in a while.  It has always been (for as long as I can remember) folded under some belly fat (pouch) that I honestly blame on icing and soda since my baby is 24 years old. I read so much about self-love and self-acceptance.  I struggle in both of those areas.  I look at others that have confidence in their bodies and sexuality…